Dr. Doolittle’s legacy is the DNA of CAA
Safety has always been one of CAA’s pillars, and under Dr. Doolittle’s guidance, the organization has been instrumental in promoting safety in school zones. In 1929, CAA launched its CAA School Safety Patrol® program, which continues with students keeping their classmates safe in school zones and on school buses every day.
Even after his death in 1933, Dr. Doolittle’s legacy continues in CAA’s work. Among the many initiatives the organization has championed, it advocated for mandatory seat-belt use, supported the launch of the RIDE program and asked Ontario’s provincial government to ban new drivers from using cellphones and other handheld devices when behind the wheel.
The life work of Dr. Doolittle affects every road user in Ontario today, and everyone at CAA is honoured to continue his legacy and keep Members safe.
In 2023, CAA will celebrate its 120th year of advocating for the safety of Canadians and helping them feel confident on the road. And CAA continues to evolve – today, the organization offers Members insurance for auto, home, travel and pets
, CAA-curated vacation packages and roadside assistance for bicyclists
. At the heart of all our offerings is CAA’s pledge to make life better and safer for Canadians every single day.